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5780  (2019-2020) Meeting Schedule


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Thursday, September 19, 2019


Start the New Year with grace! Learn the basics of Tai Chi and attain physical balance and inner calm. Led by choreographer Wendy Singer, who has practiced the Chen Man Ching form of Tai Chi for over thirty five years. Plus discussion on Jewish marriage and marital harmony.  

Sponsored by: Marcell Wallace in honor of her husband Natan’s birthday; Andie Markowicz in loving memory of Celia & Harry Sheeler and Helen & Sandy Miller; Lena Keslin in loving memory of her father, Leo Silverberg’s 100th birthday; and Ruzina Busch in loving memory of her brother Hyman Victor Shalomith and her sister Leona Shalomith Brown.




Tuesday, November 5, 2019

When it’s not the end: Explore the journey of the afterlife with a discussion on the Jewish way of death and burial. Hear about communicating with our loved ones after they are gone from travel journalist and speaker Judith Fein, author of the entertaining, informative and thought-provoking new book How To Communicate With The Dead: And how cultures around the world do it.



Sponsored by: Jane Hochberg in honor of her 37th wedding anniversary; Sharon Samuels in loving memory of her father, Louis I. Samuels; Donna Secular in honor of her mother, Audrey Secular; Judy Moore-Kraichnan in loving memory of her mother, Shoshana; and Beradinelli Family Funeral Home in honor of the Jewish community.




Menorahs & Martinis!
Women's Circle Chanukah Bash!
Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:00pm 

Join us for our annual women’s pre-Chanukah dinner and bash! Latkes! Donuts! Plus create your own beautiful granite Menorah! 

And while you're at it, learn about the soul significance of a Brit Milah and baby-naming ceremony.

Sponsored by: Carol Lieberman in loving memory of Marion Lieberman; Janet Pasakarnis in honor of the Lone Soldiers of Israel and their families; Stephanie Rosen in loving memory of Bubby Claire Matz; Sharon Samuels in loving memory of her sister, Patricia Dicraiker; and Regina Zavier in loving memory of her parents, Holocaust survivors Pola & Sender Zawierucha.



Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Discover the techniques and benefits of Tapping, a combination of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology that works to physically alter your brain, energy system and body, with psychotherapist Karen Milstein, PhD, LISW. Tapping specific acupressure points along with other related simple techniques allows us to do sophisticated self-care to improve health, functioning and well-being. Plus discussion on the Jewish way of mourning.


Sponsored by: Martha Schlenger in loving memory of her nephew, Elijah JJ Winter; Carolyn Albin in loving memory of Wendy Jane Sukman; Marilyn Bennett in loving memory of her father, Max Applebaum; and Lisa Freeman in loving memory of Carla Freeman.





Thursday, February 20, 2020 


Enjoy a pre-Purim evening and create mezuzah cases out of tin with tin artist and jeweler Fred Ray Lopez. Torah discussion on societal obligations to widows and orphans, and employer and employee norms.


Sponsored by: Gloria Abella Balen in honor of her daughter Vanessa and her grandchildren; Judy Moore-Kraichnan in loving memory of her husband, Robert H. Kraichnan; Janet Eigner in loving memory of her daughter, Naomi Tamar Eigner-Bybee; Jane MacNeil in loving memory of her parents Elsie and Benjamin Salodof; and Susan Paradise in loving memory of her brother, Arthur Peter Kastner.





Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Sit back, relax, and enjoy a warm-hearted Jewish film. With discussion on the acquisition of a new soul through Bar and Bat Mitzvah.

Hosted by: Yaszmina Nedboy in loving memory of her mother and aunts. Sponsored by: Elena Giacomin, in loving memory of her mother Christina Anna Seeger; Carmen M. Rodriguez, in loving memory of her parents, Anecieta & Gabriel Rodriguez; Rhonda Avidon, in honor of her grandmother, Connie Amato; and Joyce Gitomer in honor of her grandchildren.





Thursday, April 30, 2020, 6:00


Zoom meeting #292-476-7742 

Learn about Jewish life in New York with Janet Russek, producer of the book Remnants: Photographs of the Lower East Side. She will talk about her experience in rekindling the history of Jewish immigration in the Lower East Side from Eastern Europe and how integral it is to the history of Jews in America. With discussion on Tikkun Olam: elevating the fallen spiritual sparks to repair the world.

Hosted by: Beverly Berger. Sponsored by: Beverly Berger and Trudy Blitz, in loving memory of father and husband, Joseph Blitz; Nurit Patt, in loving memory of her grandparents, Devorah & Hersh Heilicer, and Berta & Benzion Fellner; Vivian Gundzik in honor of her grandchildren; and Ann Morrison, in loving memory of her parents, Lillian & Irving Abrams.





Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Learn how to ferment vegetables and take your own jar home! Crystal Latimer will share the nutritional benefits and history of fermentation (specifically as it relates to Eastern Europe and Israel). Discussion on Judaism’s view of waste and environment


Sponsored by: Marcell Wallace, in honor of her daughter, Yael Shira Wallace; Phyllis Kapp in honor of her children; Katie Leschnitzer in honor of Alfred Leschnitzer; Brooke Remmert in loving memory of her mother Grace Singer Cane Mason, and in honor of her daughter, Autumn Faythe; and Berardinelli Family Funeral Home in honor of the Jewish Community.




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